Carnival Miracle is anything but a Miracle.

Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Hawaii


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
15 Night Hawaii (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 06, 2014
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Day started out with receiving conflicting information from security and our cabin steward.  Hardly ever saw our cabin steward for the entire 14 days. Past cruises the stewards have always been helpful and are always around to be of assistance. The ports were changed due to "weather" however come to find out there was a propulsion problem, which was not disclosed during booking.  We never made it to Maui and only had 2 hours after 8pm in Ensenada.  Why we stopped at Hilo for 2 hours, when not everyone could even get off the ship in a tender in 2 hours is still a mystery.  Purchased a endless soda card, yet when trying to order soda in the dining room was told "no soda".  Ordered a Soda at one of the bars and when there was no a tip added, the bar tender wadded the paper up and threw it on the floor.  The food (Other than at Nick and Noras) was cold and very repetitive.  I had more grilled cheese sandwiches during the cruise than any other time in my life.   Not enough activities for 5 days at sea coming and going. Most disgusting is walking on the upper deck and seeing black mold in areas not cleaned.   Do not take this trip unless you want to be disappointed!!

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
cold, same food day after day, cold prime rib, tough steak in dining room. (Nick and Nora's excellent)

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
not enough variety.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Only attended the beatles and it was good, other than a lot of typographical errors on things

Children's Programs

Did not participate

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
unattentive steward, staff not professional if not given tip

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
dated, old, warped boards on serenity area. Mold on windows, rusty

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Roomy, good size balcony

Ship Tip

Nick and Noras was excellent and worth the extra charge. Food was not good in other areas. ship was supposed to be non-smoking except for limited areas, however there was smoking out in the open and nothing done about it. Propulsion problems were noted in April 2014-was not disclosed!!!

3 out of 5
embarkation smooth, debarkation was a nightmare. Very unorganized.

Kahului, Maui Did not visit port

would have liked to have seen it
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Rent a car and drive around the island. Great time.
3 out of 5
Not a lot to do at the port. Rental cars very expensive.
3 out of 5
long wait to get on Tenders to get back to the ship
1 out of 5
Nothing at port and only given two hours at night in Port
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